Cartier – Rotonde de Cartier “Fine Watchmaking” Trilogy
Another oddity arranged by Cartier for the Watches & Wonders 2015 occasion (Hong Kong, 30 September – 3 October 2015) is addressed by a bunch of three one of a kind watches introduced in a dark lacquered mahogany box, the Rotonde de Cartier “Fine Watchmaking” Trilogy.
The valuable box grandstands three thousand complications meaningful of the Cartier Manufacture: a secretive twofold tourbillon, brief repeater tourbillon and an astrocalendar.
The three watches are completely founded on a 45 mm Rotonde case with blue plated dials in 18-carat white gold finely decorated with an emanating theme in guilloché and covered with a few progressive layers of clear veneer.
Plated at the Maison des Métiers d’Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds, these watches are gathered
at the Cartier workshop at 35 regret du Rhône in Geneva and each of the three hold the esteemed “Poinçon de Genève” certificate, a sign of greatness.
The principal watch is the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon.
A Cartier complication that was first presented in 2013 (we expounded on it here ), the twofold tourbillon turns on itself in one moment while additionally playing out the complete transformation shortly around the tourbillon carriage.
Created from platinum, the case houses an assembling mechanical development with manual winding, the type 9454 MC, beating at 21,600 vibrations each hour with a force hold of 52 hours.
The Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon combines the moment repeater with the flying tourbillon, another esteemed complication from the Cartier Fine Watchmaking assortment. The gongs and sledges are conspicuously shown on the dial side. At 12 o’clock, the dormancy fly-wheel of the tourbillon is liberated of its upper extension, making it a genuine “flying” one.
The instance of the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon is made in titanium for its amazing acoustic properties. The 3Hz (21,600 vph) of the hand-wound type 9402 MC has a force hold of 50 hours.
The third watch is the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire.
First presented in 2014 (you can find out about it here ), the Astrocalendaire offers a three dimensional showcase where the unending calendar’s signs – a year, seven days, date and sort of year – are masterminded in concentric levels.
A hand situated on the rear of watch shows what kind of year it is: a jump year or an ordinary year.
The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire platinum case houses at its heart a flying tourbillon. The
type 9459 MC beats at 21,600 vph and ensures 50 hours of force hold.
The Rotonde de Cartier “Fine Watchmaking” Trilogy will be created in a restricted, numbered release of only five pieces. cartier.com